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to decide what action is in the best interest of their children. >> that is not true. but it doesn't and i repeat does not require any changes to existing state and federal laws. dick thornburg testified saying that the treaty's provisions recognize the prevention as a non discrimination instrument similar to our own americans with disabilities act. that fact didn't stop rick santorum from twisting the facts along the way. >> this is a direct assault on us and to our family to hand over to the state to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look at what the gift every child is. >> john kerry said this is one of the saddest days that i have seen in the 28 days i've been in the senate. today he addressed mr. santorum's claims. >> i have great respect rick and karen and their daughter and family. he is a strong family man. but, he either simply hasn't read the treaty or doesn't understand it or was not factual in what he said. the united nations has zero ability to order or to tell or to even, they can suggest but they have no legal capacity to t
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trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. we have important breaking news. nbc news is reporting u.s. officials say their worst fears have been confirmed the syrian military has loaded chemical weapons inside bombs. nbc says those same officials say bashar al assad's forces are awaiting final order to use those loaded missiles against syria's own people. this video posted online, which we can't independently verify, purports to show syrian missiles that have been modified to carry chemical and biological weapons. obviously, this is a sober development in a situation that seems to be getting worse by the day. pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins me along with cnn contributor and former cia officer bob baer and on the phone fran townsend. barbara, i know you're working to confirm this nbc report. how much would this change the situation? if u.s. military is going to act to prevent assad from gassing his own people, it w
with president obama laying out a plan of action today an the national rifle association planning to speak on that later this week. for now, people here are focused firmly on the moment, not each living day by day, but for the survivors, the families living hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second even. they are tending to the heart wrenching duty they have to bury the dead, and the duty we all have to remember and honor. daniel barden was just seven but called the spark of his family. always smiling. and had two front teeth missing. daniel's dad is a musician, and daniel followed his lead by playing the drums in a mini band he formed with his older brother and sister. his family describes daniel as a thoughtful and affectionate boy. whenever he saw kids sitting alone in the lunchroom in school he would join him. in an interview with katie couric, his dad, mark, remembers teaching him to play "jingle bells" before he went to school. >> we held hands on the way to the bus. and that was our last morning together. he did get up early that morning and ran down the driveway so he could
meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is hug our children a little tighter and will tell them we love them. and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. families in connecticut cannot do that tonight. they need all of us right now. in our days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them and that we are praying for them and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. >> police have not released the names of the victims. the children's little bodies still inside that school and the parents have not been able to see them yet. as we learn who they are, wh
talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral conviction and some moral courage. stay with cnn all weekend long for the latest on the school shooting. right back on sunday night with a special edition of "piers morgan tonight" "ac 360 starts now." >>> piers, thanks very much. 10:00 on the east coast. it is a horror beyond words. ab elementary school, kids as young as 5 years old, second deadliest school shooting in this country. 20 children killed, seven adults. including the adult shooter. about 90 minutes' drive from. all of the latest information tonight. we won't repeat the shooter's name over and over again as has been done throughout the day. we don't want history to remember this murderer. we want history to remember the victims, the teachers, the children, those whose lives have been unfairly taken. we have a team of reporters working, including soledad o'brien who is
everything he did conveyed action and energy through love. he was the light of our family. he will be forever missed. >> we have just seen the eulogy delivered by his mother at his funeral today published by the "new york times" and distributed by the associated press. i want to read a part to you. are you a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. you were light and love, mischief and pranks, you adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. we're all elevated in humanity by having known you, a little maverick that didn't always want to do his schoolwork or clean up his toys when practicing his ninja moves or super mario on the wii seemed far more important. you will not pass through this way again. i can only believe you were planted on earth to bloom in heaven. take flight, my boy. soar. the words of a mother grieving for her lost son. one thing that we have been doing is trying to keep our focus on the lives lost and the lives of the people here who died led, the heroes that saved lives and stopped more bloodshed and often put themsel
. in a story that 3 of has been in front of. toyota announcing a massive payout. $1.1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit by customers who say their toyotas accelerated out of control. in addition the they agreed to modify car and take action beyond that. all told 16 million people may be covered by the settlement which follows $17 million fine toyota paid regulators earlier this month. 360 has been on this from the beginning uncovering details no one else has. in february, drew griffin broke the story of a documented link between the company's history of unintended acceleration and toyota software. that report highlighted an internal engineering memo. the company concedes it did not provide to government investigators an his story featured a customer who said she is convinced her new lexus surged ahead on its own. >> tanya thought the problems with suddenly accelerating toyotas were old news which is why she bought the car of her dreams. this 2011 lexus es 350 last june. >> did you think it was solved? >> i thought most definitely it was solved. the federal government tested toyota. they said it
. is the president drawing that line and is he bringing the united states any closer to military action in doing so? >> well, john, i think we ought to be clear. they could have left it today with secretary clinton's statement. i think this was a very deliberate point that the president was making. he is fully engaged in this issue. clearly the president's been briefed, he's talking to his cabinet. we should assume that the united states military has continued the operations on the table fully prepared ready to go. there has been talk about the chemical weapon seats in syria for months. the military has had time to prepare. the administration has been clear, a military option is not where they want to have to go but i think the president's statement makes the point that they will go there if they have to, to assad and those around him. is that a message about future potential war crimes prosecutions or ist a message trying to encourage those around him to maybe get out of town, defect? >> well, i think it is -- it's sort of both to those around him, you know. you can stand with him and run the risk
to be about $150 billion. that shocked everyone into action. then, unlike now, there remains some degree of bipartisanship. there was comity, there was discussion, even as we battled over the budget, we worked together in a bipartisan way on many other issues. you didn't have the total polarization that you have today. >> i mean, when you were elected senate majority leader, i understand one of the first people that you called was the minority leader, senator dole. >> that's right. i called him right away, i went to see him almost immediately, and i said to him look, you've been here a long time, i'm relatively new, these are very tough jobs in the best of circumstances, and if we don't have some degree of trust between us, they will be impossible jobs. so i said to him i want to tell you how i intend to behave toward you and to ask that you behave towards me in the same way. and we agreed on the most basic of things. i told him i would not surprise him, that's important in the senate. that he would always have time to think about his response. i wouldn't criticize him personally. i woul
could be used to interfere with the ability of parents with disabled children to decide what action is in the best interest of their children. >> that all sounds very alarming. keeping them honest, it's just not true. the treaty does create a committee that can issue nonbinding recommendations on how nations can do better on disability rights. but it doesn't, i repeat, does not require any changes to existing state or federal laws. in july former republican attorney general dick thornburgh testified before the senate foreign relations committee saying, quote, protect u.s. sovereignty and recognize the convention as a nondiscrimination instrument similar to our own americans with disabilities act. in other words, the u.n. treaty can't force the u.s. to do anything. nothing at all. but that fact didn't stop rick santorum, whose 4-year-old daughter is disabled, from pushing his own storyline and, frankly, twisting the facts along the way. listen. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family, to hand over to the state the ability to make medical determinations and see what is in the
of news on that subject tonight with president obama laying out a plan of action today and the nra planning to speak on that later this week. for now, people living for the moment. for the families living hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second even. they aare tending to the sadly duty they have to bury the dead and to remember and to honor. daniel barden was always smiling and had two front teeth missing. his dad was a musician and he followed his lead by playing the drums. his family described him as a thoughtful boy when he noticeded kids sitting alone in the lunchroom in school he would join him. in an interview, his dad remembers teaching him to play "jingle bells" on the way to school >> we held hands on the way to the bus. and that was our last morning together. he did get up early that morning and ran down the driveway so he could kiss his brother good-bye in his pajamas. it was 22 degrees. he was exception aexceptional. >> his family says he was a cob stant source of laughter and joy. charlotte bacon was six years old. she had a big personality. she was smart, out
. and although you couldn't have a cause of action arising directly under this treaty, it could come up and it could have an impact on the court's interpretation of u.s. law. >> can you name -- >> it could become part of u.s. law. >> can you name any other u.n. treaty that has forced changes in u.s. law? >> i didn't come prepared to cite supreme court precedent on this point, but it's a -- >> but what you are saying is totally hypothetical. you are using a bunch of hypotheticals saying they are going to -- this is going to force abortion rights for disabled people overseas. this is -- they are -- some groups are saying children with glasses are going to be taken from their parents. you are using all these very scary hypotheticals. you can't even cite one case where a u.n. treaty has ever impacted u.s. law. >> i'm not aware of one person who is saying that children with glasses are going to be taken away from their parents. the article 7 concern with the treaty is that best interests of the child standard will be injected into decisions regarding how best to educate and otherwise care fo
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sentencing, he said he's deeply ashamed by his conduct and accepts full responsibility for his actions. check out these pictures from a volcano in ecuador, hundreds of people have reportedly been forced to evacuate from their homes in the town of runsen. the volcano has been active for more than a decade and has recently seen renewed eruptions. >>> how something as simple as baking pies is bringing comfort to newtown, connecticut. ├▒? >>> one of the great things about this country, whenever there's a tragedy or disaster, regular people do extraordinary things. no one asks them, they just do it, no one's watching, they just do it. we've seen it over and over again, it's inspiring every time. beth howard is one of those people, she lives in iowa, when the shooting happened she got in her car and drove 1,000 miles to newtown. no one asked her to do it, she just did it. and what she brought to newtown, some may consider unusual. but it's something that's brought smiles and comfort to a place in desperate need of both. >> pie represents so many things. it's simplicity and nurturing, it's comfort f
on that subject tonight with president obama laying out a plan of action today and the nra planning to speak on that later this week. for now, though, fell of this town are focusing on the moment. they're not even focusing on the day but minute by minute. they are tending to the sadly duty they have to bury the dead and to remember and to honor. daniel barden was always smiling and had two front teeth missing. which his parents say he earned in his fearless pursuit of fun and happiness. his dad was a musician and he followed his lead by playing the drums. his family described him as a thoughtful and affectionate boy. whenever he noticed kids sitting alone in the runch room at school, he would join them. in an interview, his dad remembers teaching him to play "jingle bells" on the way to school. >> we held hands on the way to the bus. and that was our last morning together. he did get up early that morning and ran down the driveway so he could kiss his brother good-bye in his pajamas. it was 22 degrees. he was exceptional. >> in his obituary, his family says daniel was a constant source of la
therers to settle a class action lawsuit. in addition to the money, toyota agreed to modify affected cars. more than 1 million people may be covered by the record settlement which follows a record $17 million fine toyota paid federal regulators earlier this month. "360" has been on this since the beginning. back in february, drew griffin uncovered a link between the acceleration and toyota software that highlighted an internal memo that the company concedes it did not give to federal investigators. his story featured a customer who said she is convinced that her brand new lexus surged ahead on its on. >> reporter: tonya thought that the problems with suddenly accelerating toyotas were old news which is why she bought this 2011 lexus ef 350 last june. >> did you think it was solved? >> i thought it was solved. the federal government tested toyota. they said it was floor mats or a sticky throttle or something like that and i believed the government. >> 7,000 miles later on the day after christmas. she said she was pulling into a parking spot at a local mall gently riding the brake, she says
obama laying out a plan of action today and the nra planning to speak on that later this week. for now, though, fell of this -- people focus onned on the moment. not living day by day, but for the families living in some case, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second even. they are tending to the sadly duty they have to bury the dead and to the duty we all have to honor and to remember. daniel barden was just 7, always smiling, had two front teeth missing, which his parents say he earned in his fearless pursuit of fun and happiness. his dad was a musician and he followed his lead by playing the drums. in a mini band he forms with his older brother and sister. his family described him as a thoughtful and affectionate boy. whenever he noticed kids sitting alone in the lunch room at school, he'd always join them. in an interview, his dad remembers teaching him to play "jingle bells" on the way to -- before he went to school last friday morning. >> we held hands on the way to the bus. and that was our last morning together. he did get up early that morning and ran down the driveway
's deeply ashamed by his conduct and accepts full responsibility for his actions. check out these pictures from a volcano in ecuador, hundreds of people have reportedly been forced to evacuate from their homes in the town of runsen. the volcano has been active for more than a decade and has recently been seen eruptions. >>> how something as simple as baking pies is bringing comfort to newtown, connecticut. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. >>> one of the great things about this country, whenever there's a tragedy or disaster, regular people do extraordinary things. no one asks them, they just do it, no one's watching, they just do it. we've seen it over and over again, it's inspiring every time. beth howard is one of those people, she lives in io
in honor of those who died and to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "a.c. 360" begins now. >> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we are live once again from newtown, connecticut. a town where many students returned to school today. schools reopened, of course, with the exception of sandy hook elementary, the school that's now a crime scene. the students of sandy hook will go back to school after the holidays in a different building some eight miles away, with 20 bright young faces missing from the halls and classrooms. everything is different now. the children of this town are facing a new reality, doing things they never should have to do at this young age. like writing good-bye letters to their friends. we told you last night about 6-year-old jack pinto who was burred yesterday. at the funeral, a note from his friend john reads, jack, you are my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you, jack. love, john." there were two more funerals for two more 6-year-old children. jessica
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but seen precious little action. the president tonight, echoing that frustration. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized time table. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> but it remains to be seen whether lawmakers on both sides of the aisle get it. some even sounded miffed to have to work over the holiday. democratic senator charles schumer said i didn't realize how much i didn't want to be here until i got here. and telling the times, "this is no way to run things." and wall street agrees, the dow is losing more than 150 points ending the fifth straight day on the down side, joining us with the very latest, jessica, was any progress really made today? was there any move at all besides this being dropped in the senate's lap? >> well, t
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